Chief Executive Officer
With 45 years’ experience in the transportation industry, John Doherty was named Chief Executive Officer of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) in July 2003. He oversees all financial, administrative and strategic planning matters, and carries out policies set by the Governing Board. As the agency’s lead engineer, he also supervises all program management, engineering design and construction management firms hired by ACTA, ensuring that work is delivered on time and on budget.
Mr. Doherty has been a member of the Alameda Corridor team since 1995. He served as ACTA’s Director of Construction and Engineering from February 2003 to July 2003. Prior to that, he was an Associate Principal with DMJM+HARRIS, serving as Deputy Program Manager - Construction for ACTA’s joint venture Alameda Corridor Engineering Team (ACET), comprised of four leading engineering and construction management firms.
Prior to his service on the Alameda Corridor, Mr. Doherty performed various engineering and business development consulting roles for several major transportation programs, including the Los Angeles Metrolink Commuter Rail Project, the California High Speed Rail Study, and the Honolulu Rapid Transit System. Mr. Doherty worked for 24 years with the Long Island Railroad, the nation’s largest commuter rail system, where he served as Vice President of Operations, Chief of Staff, Director of Capital Construction and in other engineering, construction and operations capacities.
Mr. Doherty carries a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University. He is registered as professional engineer in the states of California, Hawaii and New York.